When a fire ravaged the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris on April 15, 2019, the fate of the building became uncertain. In recognition of this historic event and its aftermath, this exhibition explores the history and art of this architectural and religious icon.

Paintings, photographs, prints, and rare books uncover the pivotal role of the cathedral in European art history from its construction in the Middle Ages to its restoration in the mid-1800s, including its central place in Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.